Search found 407 matches

by RockportDave
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ait valve hose attachment location
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: ait valve hose attachment location

Glad you found it and moving forward.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ait valve hose attachment location
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: ait valve hose attachment location

My vacuum diagram shows #3 Pink tube going to the IAT thermal vacuum valve (bimetallic under the breather) #2 Pink tube going to the IAT vacuum actuator (top front of the breather) and #1 Pink tube going to the bottom front of left carb. The TEE is also a check valve. In the bottom two views, it loo...
by RockportDave
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 94 Honda Goldwing GL1500A mystery bolt
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: 94 Honda Goldwing GL1500A mystery bolt

Is it metric? If not it would have to be aftermarket item or doesn’t go to the bike.
Dave
by RockportDave
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Any help
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Any help

Welcome to the Goldwing family and the forum. Glad you found the problem.
This forum is the best resource for answers. If you can’t find it in the How-tos someone will usually answer soon.
Dave
by RockportDave
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 32
Views: 1692

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

Mh, As for the brace, when I installed the Blackwing on my bike, it was binding my forks. Out came the Drimel and a lot of trial fits. It was spreading my forks enough to cause the binding. I took off very little on the outside radius of the Blackwing, but it was enough to stop the binding. The self...
by RockportDave
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Funny - Not Funny Story
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Funny - Not Funny Story

Glad you weren’t stranded miles from home and really glad you found the problem.
After my OEM alternator went out, I added a cheap voltage regulator to know if I was losing charge.
Dave
by RockportDave
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Coming Home
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Coming Home

I have worked in the heavy construction industry for 40 years, most of them traveling and working away from home. After the youngest daughter got married, the wife and I spent about 5 years living in our RV going wherever the company sent us and enjoyed the time together. Her parents were staying in...
by RockportDave
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Stock alternator gave up
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Stock alternator gave up

As Mh said, some use the filter and some don’t. I didn’t put it on my 90 amp. It has a small square black box on back grounded to the alternator which may be a filter. Hard to see on the right in photo. I used a flashlight and no room for my phone. We don’t have intercoms, but the radio has no inter...
by RockportDave
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Stock alternator gave up
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Stock alternator gave up

Where the long black wire on the stock alternator plugged into the wire harness, the new black wire should plug in. It should be on the left side of the bike behind the left shelter cover (#14) at the bracket (#5).


Dave
by RockportDave
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heat reflective cover?
Replies: 17
Views: 918

Re: Heat reflective cover?

No time for that stuff yet. I took the wife out for a ride today, 98F here today. We stopped for lunch then had to listen to her jabbering about the hot seat for 5-10 minutes after getting back on. I'll at least try a towel tomorrow and leave it over the seat, while at work, and see if that makes m...
by RockportDave
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ALTERNATOR FAILURE
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: ALTERNATOR FAILURE

I put a 90 amp WPS on mine a year ago and it runs smooth. Puts out 13.9 volts at idle. I purchased on eBay and it came from Discount Starter and Alternator.
Dave
by RockportDave
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heat reflective cover?
Replies: 17
Views: 918

Re: Heat reflective cover?

I use my Ultragard half cover at work and when we stop during the heat of the day. Easy to put on and easy to put back in the pouch. Keeps the bike seat and upper parts from the sun and cooler in the South Texas sun.
Dave
by RockportDave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: New to me

Welcome to the world of the “beast”. It takes some practice, but IMO it’s one of the most comfortable for commuting or long distance. I use both the hand brake and foot brake when stopping to give the front end more braking power. My 1999 gets 35 mpg 2 up, alone or over a cliff. I ride mostly over f...
by RockportDave
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 515

Re: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting

I notice a CT on the GL front and some helper springs.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL1200 vs. GL1500 Advantages?
Replies: 28
Views: 1765

Re: GL1200 vs. GL1500 Advantages?

“Life is too short to ride a bike you don't like. I will figure this out.” You hit the nail on the head! There are too many bikes out there to choose from to settle for one you don’t enjoy. I have ridden many bikes, scooters, mopeds, trikes, etc, but I’ve never ridden a Harley. Just never appealed t...
by RockportDave
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New rider
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: New rider

Welcome and congrats on the “new” bike. Ditto on the safety course. If your a beginner, they have smaller 250cc bikes to ride at most courses. If you decide to ride the “beast” first, keep it straight on take offs and stops. If it decides to fall over while moving slowly or stopped, let it go down. ...
by RockportDave
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: epoxy sealant/ adhesive
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: epoxy sealant/ adhesive

I plastic welded the cracks in the bottom of mine, but for a bigger job I believe the abs shavings mixture would work better.
You can use a soldering iron to tack it in place, then use the glue to bond it in.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)
Replies: 47
Views: 3925

Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

'll be dealing with a family issue and will be unable to send out any panels until after July 1, 2019. My brother, who flew down to California last year just to be my "wingman" after I put my beast back together, was diagnosed with bladder cancer and is going "under-the-knife" on Monday (6/17) at M...
by RockportDave
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.
Replies: 40
Views: 2013

Re: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.

This is my 5th Goldwing and 3rd 1500 and your right, they are a sometimes a PITA to work on. It pays to plan everything you can do while the plastic is off, and even wait for new parts if other problems arise. I have small a garage to work in with a large shop fan, a Pitbull motorcycle lift, and acq...
by RockportDave
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle parking at work and dog food.
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: Motorcycle parking at work and dog food.

tamathumper wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:10 am
What is "at work"? :lol:
That’s a cruel question!
2-3 years on this project then about 3 more years on another and I can ask the same question.
Dave
by RockportDave
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator not charging
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: Alternator not charging

I put a new 90 amp on mine and installed a new regulator in the OEM. I plan to keep it for a spare while on longer trips.
Dave
by RockportDave
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle parking at work and dog food.
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: Motorcycle parking at work and dog food.

We just started a new project and there are 30-40 motorcycle spots right in the front. The only two I’ve seen so far are me and a well used crotch-rocket. We have about 1/2 mile of well packed unpaved road to travel on to get in and out, so I only ride on days it definitely won’t rain. Washing the m...
by RockportDave
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TT time again!
Replies: 42
Views: 1079

Re: TT time again!

Sadanorakman, I see your point of view, but as others have stated, it’s a personal decision the racers make. There are those that say we are crazy for riding 2 wheels in everyday traffic, dodging those who are less than able to control the machines they choose to get on our roads with. I was a victi...
by RockportDave
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator not charging
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: Alternator not charging

I finally removed the alternator with much aggravation it was a heck of a time. Can anyone tell me if the dampers are separate pieces or are they all connected together. I pulled 2 of them out and from what I could see the majority of them are joined together but the 2 I inspected appeared to have ...
by RockportDave
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: 12” MadStad on 1999 GL1500
Replies: 18
Views: 1516

Re: 12” MadStad on 1999 GL1500

Rode the bike to work today. 95° and 85% humidity on the way home with plenty of sunshine. It is definitely cooler with the MadStad windshield. I get a lot more wind and with the wind wings I don’t get near the heat from the engine.
Dave